Construction Robot Prototype Built for Army Corps of Engineers

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Carnegie Mellon University has announced that its National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has constructed the largest robot in the 22-year history of the organization. Its 45-foot-tall gantry, visible from Pittsburgh’s 40th Street Bridge, was built as part of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prototyping project to automate its annual mat-sinking operations on the Mississippi River. The massive mats, which consist of concrete blocks wired together, shield riverbanks from erosion, helping to protect levees and ensure safe river navigation.

The prototype robot being built on NREC’s front...


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